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Poll: How Was Your First Week With ‘Destiny?’

Destiny Character ClassesDestiny’s popularity was unprecedented at launch. But what do you think of it now that you’ve been playing it for a week? Let us know in our poll below!

Sony Sees ‘Destiny’ as a “First-Party Release”

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Destiny is shaping up to be one of the biggest games of the year, thanks in part to the excellent feedback from the exclusive PlayStation alpha and the broader beta that followed which only raised the hype and awareness for the massive FPS. Long before such announcements were made public, Sony and Bungie, along with publisher Activision, struck a deal that would see exclusive content come to the world of Destiny on PS4. In addition to extra content and early Alpha access, both parties agreed that only Sony could advertisement and promote Destiny (along with Activision) and that Microsoft could play no roll in matters.

Though the PS4 is enjoying massive success and lead on the Xbox One, Destiny can and will likely be one of those games that will get gamers to move from PS3/360 to next gen consoles so it’s no surprise that Sony would want to capitalize on that as much as possible. One way they hope to achieve this is by treating Destiny as if it was a “first-party release.” More on that after the jump.

PlayStation Store Update (09-09-14)

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Welcome to the PlayStation Store update for September 9, 2014. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. PlayStation 4 users (along with PlayStation 3) can now enjoy Destiny which is one of the most anticipated titles this Fall. Hockey also returns to consoles in NHL 15 for both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.

Beyond these two heavy hitters the update this week is pretty light. There is a fairly extensive sale for titles in the Grand Theft Auto saga as well as the Just Dance series.

Finally, as you are probably aware PlayStation Plus users now receive all of their free games at the beginning of the month and then receive extra discounts as the month progresses. Discounts this week include 6 dollars off of a pre-order for The Evil Within for both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.

Bungie Reveals Day One Destiny 1.01 Patch

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In just under 12 hours (and even less for those on the East Coast), Bungie’s highly-anticipated Destiny will be released simultaneously on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. The unprecedented launch is expected to serve up millions of games in the first 24 hours from the mega sci-fi fantasy that’s expected to be part of a 10 year journey. To help ensure the smoothest experience possible, Bungie will be releasing a Destiny day one patch that contains a number of changes. According to Bungie, the Destiny 1.01 patch will bring with it tweaks to”Weapons, Builds, Talents, Maps, Activities, Achievements, Progression, game stability and UI.’

After the jump, the full details of the Destiny 1.01 patch.

Poll: Will You Be Purchasing ‘Destiny?’

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Bungie’s newest title, Destiny, will be released on Tuesday, September 9th. Many PlayStation users are chomping at the bit for this game, especially after the Alpha and Beta went over so well. What are your thoughts? Let us know in our poll below!

PlayStation Store Update (09-02-14)

Psn-UpdateWelcome to the PlayStation Store update for September 2, 2014. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. PlayStation 4 users can now purchase Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate (also available for PS3 and Vita) and the much anticipated Velocity 2X (also available for Vita).  

PlayStation 3 users now have access to Deathmatch Village and the Epic Adventures Bundle. There is a lot of love for the PlayStation Vita this week as users finally have access to Don’t Starve: Giant EditionJoe Danger, and the fantastic Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair (See our Review Here).

Finally, as you are probably aware PlayStation Plus users now receive all of their free games at the beginning of the month and the free titles this month include Velocity 2X (PS4/PS Vita), Sportsfriends (PS4/PS3), and TxK (PS Vita). Keep reading to see a complete list of the updates for the store this month!

Poll: Have You Been Spending More Time on PS3 or PS4?

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When it comes to consoles, the Xbox vs. PlayStation debate is the obvious go-to. But which PlayStation console do you prefer? Let us know your thoughts in our poll!

PlayStation Plus Content Announced for September 2014

PlayStation_Plus_CloudAre you ready for more information about free games? If so, you are in luck because the PlayStation Blog has announced all of the free games that North American PlayStation Plus users will be able to download during September.

Each platform will receive at least two games and some platforms will receive even more if a game is cross-buy between multiple systems. One game PlayStation 4 users can look forward to receiving this month is the brand new addicting Velocity 2xPlayStation 3 users will receive the very fun PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale along with several other titles thanks to cross-buy. PlayStation Vita gets a great this month with both TxK and Joe Danger.

As you may know Sony has recently changed their release schedule for PlayStation Plus games and members will now have access to all games on the first Tuesday of each month. However, the free games are only available for one month so do not delay in claiming your free games! Make sure you’ve picked up the free games from August if you haven’t already!

Keep reading to see a full list of free games available for September!

Optional PS3 Firmware 4.65 Now Available

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You haven’t forgotten about the PlayStation 3, have you? Sony certainly hasn’t, as you can now download an optional system update. Specifically, the PS3 firmware 4.65 brings minor tweaks with it and addresses system bugs that help the overall PS3 stability.

PlayStation Store Update (08-26-14)

Psn-UpdateWelcome to the PlayStation Store update for August 26, 2014. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. PlayStation 4 users can now take on the role of Fetch in the standalone title inFamous First Light. Madden NFL 15 comes to both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 today as well.

PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 users can now enjoy the very entertaining OlliOlli. There is also a sale going on this week to celebrate PAX that includes titles for all 3 systems. Some of the highlights include: Child of LightTransistor, and Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut (see our review here).

Finally, as you are probably aware PlayStation Plus users now receive all of their free games at the beginning of the month and each week users will enjoy extra discounts on specific games. This week users can also enjoy deeper discounts on the PAX sale.

PlayStation Store Update (08-19-14)

Psn-UpdateWelcome to the PlayStation Store update for August 19, 2014. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. PlayStation 4 users can now enjoy the violent mayhem of Hotline Miami (3 Way Cross-Buy), fight for more loot in Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition (Also available for PS3), and get lost in the beauty that is The Last Tinker: City of Colors.

Users of all 3 systems can now purchase CounterSpy as part of the 2014 PlayStation PLAY Program.  Tales of Xillia 2 also comes to the PlayStation 3 this week along with Kung Fu Rabbit (See our review here). PlayStation Vita owners can now purchase the quirky Gravity Badgers.

Finally, as you are probably aware PlayStation Plus users now receive all of their free games at the beginning of the month and each week users will enjoy extra discounts on specific games. This week users can enjoy discounts on games like Hotline Miami, The Last Tinker: City of Colors, and Crimsonland.

Should You Buy ‘Kung Fu Rabbit’ for the PlayStation 3?

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Kung Fu Rabbit is a platformer that first premiered on iOS and Android devices in 2012. Since then it has released on the Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, and most recently on the PlayStation Vita.  Next week it will come to the PlayStation 3 as a digital title.  This title from Neko Entertainment was highly acclaimed and received several awards as a mobile title. Does Kung Fu Rabbit maintain this quality as it jumps to the PlayStation 3? Keep reading to find out!

PlayStation Store Update (08-12-14)

Psn-UpdateWelcome to the PlayStation Store update for August 12, 2014. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. PlayStation 4 users can now purchase a the popular title Surgeon Simulator Anniversay Edition.

Users of all 3 systems can now purchase the unique  Hohokum as part of the 2014 PlayStation PLAY Program.  Akiba’s Trip: Undead and Undressed are now available for both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita while Disgaea 4: A Promis Revisited is available to users of PlayStation Vita.

Finally, as you are probably aware PlayStation Plus users now receive all of their free games at the beginning of the month and each week users will enjoy extra discounts on specific games. This week there is a pretty large sale on titles relating to Anime games/movies and PlayStation Plus users enjoy even bigger discounts.

Sony Releases Gamescom Trailers, Press Conference Schedule

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Gamescom, Europe’s premier video game convention and trade show, starts next week in Cologne, Germany, and PlayStation will be there in a big way. While the show officially kicks off on August 13, SCE Europe has released a trailer in preparation for their press conference scheduled for the day before. Check it out after the break:

PlayStation Store Update (8-5-14)

Psn-UpdateWelcome to the PlayStation Store update for August 5, 2014. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. PlayStation 4 users can now purchase a standalone version of the online co-op Killzone: Shadow Fall Intercept.  

Users of all 3 systems can now purchase The Swapper as part of the 2014 PlayStation PLAY Program.  There is also a sizeable class RPG sale going on including discounts on games in both the Persona and Final Fantasy series.

Finally, as you are probably aware PlayStation Plus users now receive all of their free games at the beginning of the month and the free titles this month include Road Not Taken (PS4), Metrico (PS Vita), and Crysis 3 (PS3). Keep reading to see a complete list of the updates for the store this month!

Sony Profits in 1st Quarter 2014 Results

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Sony has posted a net profit of ¥26.8 bn /$261m/ €194m for the first quarter of 2014 (Apr – Jun) with operating revenue up 93% on Q1 FY13. The PS4 led the way with a 95% increase in sales increase for the Game segment with software sales surging y-o-y. The movie-making Pictures segment performed well, owing to success with The Amazing Spider-man 2 and 22 Jump Street.

Financial Services made a loss, a reversal of a normally steady-performer within the broader corporation while Mobile disappointed, with a downward revision of a 2014 target of 50m unit sales to 43m.

Read on to see the full details.

PlayStation Now Enters Open Beta on PS4, We Have Details on Pricing and Selection

ps now logoPlayStation Now,  originally announced earlier this year, has entered Open Beta on the PlayStation 4. If you are unfamiliar with the service, PlayStation Now allows users to rent and stream select PlayStation 3 games to their PlayStation 4. There are currently over 122 games available on the service and each game has between 1 and 4 rental duration options including: 4 hours, 7 days, 30 days, and 90 days. Prices for these different options vary from title to title with prices as low as $2.99 and as high as $49.99. The available titles are varied and represent a large cross section of genres and experiences. Keep reading to see the entire list of both available games and their prices.